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Augustine's Adoption of the Vulgate Gospels

Houghton, H.A.G. (2008) Augustine's Adoption of the Vulgate Gospels. New Testament Studies, 54 (3). pp. 450-464.

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Identification Number/DOI: doi:10.1017/S0028688508000234

This paper examines Augustine's text of the Gospel according to John to trace the process by which he adopted Jerome's revision of the Gospels. An important feature is the distinction between ‘primary citations’ taken from a codex and ‘secondary citations’ likely to have been made from memory, which change affiliation at different rates. Augustine's progress from Old Latin to Vulgate text-types is illustrated by the comparison of selected passages with surviving manuscripts. Textual variants in these citations suggest that Augustine's biblical text has been transmitted accurately.

Type of Work:Article
Date:06 June 2008 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion; Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE)
Additional Information:

A version of this paper was delivered in the Textual Criticism seminar at the Annual Meeting of SNTS in Sibiu, Romania, in 2007.

Keywords:Augustine; Vulgate; Jerome; Latin; Bible; Gospel; John.
Subjects:BR Christianity
PA Classical philology
BS The Bible
Institution:University of Birmingham, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing (ITSEE)
Copyright Holders:H.A.G. Houghton, Cambridge University Press
ID Code:196
Refereed:YES
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